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Valentine’s Day cards according to Owen

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Valentine’s Day cards according to Owen

I’m not sure if it just comes with being first born, or if it just came with being my kid (because if I’m being honest, it isn’t just Owen that seems to show this characteristic, his just seems the most prominent so far). But since birth Owen has always been strong willed. He decided to make his way into the world when he was ready, 3 weeks early (well before I was prepared), and has done everything else on his time as well. While it can definitely super stressful at times, some parts of him being so willful have been...

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The day after the day that our house burned down

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The day after the day that our house burned down

It’s still strange to me how our minds alert us to important memories. You know, that jolt you feel when you remember something all at once? Sometimes it’s triggered by a scent, of maybe by a picture. Sometimes it just pops itself into our mind for unknown reasons. Yesterday marked 4 years since our house burned down. Owen, my oldest son, was just a few weeks old at the time. Even though no one was injured, the event was still devastating for a lot of reasons, including some beyond the obvious. But that is not what this story is about....

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Things my 2 year old is thankful for

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Things my 2 year old is thankful for

Since it's November, the kiddos and I have been working on what we are thankful for. Owen is always my sweet guy, and he has said something every day that has made me misty eyed. He's thankful for his family, that I cook him food when he's hungry, and that the library gave him crafts to do to name a few. But as many of you know, Hudson is always my challenge. Yesterday morning he was thankful for beef jerky, the library, and not wiping his own butt. That was just the beginning of quite the day out in public....

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Keep those raglans white!

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Keep those raglans white!

Guys...I get asked ALL. THE. TIME. "How can you let your toddlers wear white without them ruining their clothes?" We have all kinds of adventures in our awesome small shop gear, and we don't baby anything. We buy to wear.  So here's my secret weapon to keeping their clothes looking new (and I'm definitely not getting paid for this review by any means...I just have messy kids like most of you probably do!).  Buncha Farmers. This not-so-secret-secret is well known in the cloth diaper world to be the magic stick of all stains, and it is true. If it can get out EBF...

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A mom’s guide to getting the stomach bug

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A mom’s guide to getting the stomach bug

As many of you know, I had a stomach virus recently. I don’t get sick often, but I decided to document my experience so I could come up with some ideas (when I got to feeling better) that might help other moms going through a similar situation. It is cold and flu season after all. That being said...This was all I got. Sorry.  1. Become patient 0 in your household with the stomach bug. 2. Be sure you get it at 2:45 am so you are awake in misery as your kids sleep peacefully. 3. Not so peacefully, however, that...

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